Shenandoah Region Porsche Club of America

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Autocross Test, Tune, & School Apr 11
OEM Tech Session Apr 25
Autocross #1 May 9
RPM Jun 5-7
Parade Jun 21-27
First Settlers DE at VIR Jul 11–12

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Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education events at the Virginia International Raceway. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

    


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UPCOMING EVENTS


Autocross Test, Tune, & School:

Join the Shenandoah Region PCA on SATURDAY, April 11 for our first autocross event of 2015 at the Augusta County Government Center (map) in Verona (driving directions)! This will be a great event to learn about autocrossing and to get you and your Porsche (or other car) into shape for this year's driving season. If you've never tried an autocross, it's a fun way to test and improve your driving skills.

The day will start with instruction sessions, which will be followed by two one-hour run sessions at the end of the day to put the instruction into practice. A full autocross course will be set up with the timer running and workers on the course. Course workers will have one-hour shifts, and everyone will get to work.

Our events are open to Porsches and other brands of cars. Drivers and spectators do not need to be members of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Loaner helmets and instruction for novice drivers are provided. There is a large open pavilion that provides shelter from sun and rain, and restrooms are available. Events are held rain or shine.

Registration/Tech opens at 9:30 AM
Drivers meeting and instruction begins at 11:00 AM

Fees for the event:

  • Online Payment with MotorsportReg.com (click here to register online)
  •    PCA member $23
  •    Non-PCA member $28
     
  • Pay at the Event
  •    PCA members $25
  •    Non-PCA members $30
Adult participants and spectators must sign the PCA insurance waiver form that will be provided at each driving event. Minors may attend PCA events only if their parents sign the appropriate parental-release waiver forms. These forms are available at the event and by clicking here.

Autocross Series Schedule for 2015

  • Saturday, May 9: Augusta Government Center, Verona
  • Sunday, June 7: Southside Speedway, Midlothian
  • Sunday, July 19: Augusta Government Center, Verona
  • Sunday, August 16: Augusta Government Center, Verona
  • Sunday, September 13: Augusta Government Center, Verona


Hershey
swap meet
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Hershey
swap meet
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Central Pennsylvania Region PCA
38th Annual Porsche-Only Swap Meet
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On April 18 the Central Pennsylvania Region will host its 38th annual Porsche-only Swap Meet that will feature nearly 650 vendors, around 1,000 Porsches, over 6,000 Porsche fans from all over the world, a People's Choice concours, a Porsche corral, and an autocross on Sunday, April 19. See John Schmidt's report on the 2013 swap meet.

  • Date: Saturday, April 18
  • Time: 7:30 AM – 4 PM
  • Location: Hershey Park – Giant Center (map)
    100 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
  • Admission: Free
  • Parking: $20 per car (general or Porsche)


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"Alas, poor Yorick!"
Paul Overstreet contemplates the hard life of a throwout bearing
OEM Tech Session — Tires and Transmissions:
Join the Shenandoah Region PCA at 10 AM on Saturday, April 25 for a Tech Session put on by our very own Paul Overstreet at his shop Overstreet European Motors. Paul will be teaching us how to read the markings on the sidewalls of our tires and tread wear patterns, and show us how a manual transmission works from the inside of a transmission. After Paul fills our heads up with useful information and satisfies our curiosity about how a transmission works, we will go to The Barbeque Exchange in Gordonsville just around the corner from Paul's shop and fill our bellies with, you guessed it, barbeque. We want to give The Barbeque Exchange an expected head count so they will be ready for us with plenty of fresh barbeque, so please RSVP online by clicking here.

We'll start at Overstreet European Motors at 10 AM, learn more than we will know the next day, and drive to The Barbeque Exchange at 11:30 am.

    Times:
  • 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Learn all we can
  • 11:30 AM – 11:35 AM: Drive around the corner
  • 11:35 AM –  1:00 PM: Lunch (pay for your own)
    Where:
  • Overstreet European Motors (map)
    1 Cleveland St. Suite 900D
    Gordonsville, VA 22942
    (Behind the Food Lion, take an immediate right after you pass through the gate,
    then drive to the rear of the building.)
  • The Barbeque Exchange (map)
    102 Martinsburg Ave
    Gordonsville, VA 22942

Additional information and weather-related event changes will be posted here. Questions? Contact Clint Shuler at (540) 271-5032 or cshuler@lantzcc.com.


Shenandoah PCA Autocross #1: Join Rick Ebinger and Erik Boody for Shenandoah's first official autocross of 2015 at the Augusta Government Center (map and driving directions) on Saturday, May 9. Save $2 by registering on line with MotorsportReg.com before 7 PM on Friday, May 8.

Our autocrosses are open to Porsches and other brands of cars. Drivers and spectators do not need to be members of the Porsche Club. Loaner helmets and instruction for novice drivers is provided. There is a large open pavilion that provides shelter from sun and rain, and restrooms are available. Events are held rain or shine.

  • Registration/Tech opens at 9:30 AM
  • Drivers meeting at 11:00
  • First car off at 11:30
The fees for the event are as follows:
Online Payment with MotorsportReg.com: PCA member $23, Non PCA member $28.
Or pay at the Event: PCA member $25, Non PCA member $30

Adult participants and spectators must sign the waiver form that will be provided at each driving event. Minors may attend PCA events only if their parents sign the appropriate parental-release waiver forms. These forms are available at the event.


Shenandoah's 19th Annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM):
Join the Shenandoah Region for an enjoyable weekend June 5 — 7 in historic Richmond, VA. Friday-evening participants will gather to prep their cars at Dave's Auto Spa for the upcoming festivities, hang out and "kick the tires" at Euroclassics Porsche, and have dinner at nearby Stonehenge Golf & Country Club.

On Saturday, we will host a tops-only concours along the banks of the scenic James River that will conclude with a catered lunch at our famous "Cafe Carrera." The color theme this year is purple. Come visit with the Ingram family of the Ingram Collection in Durham, NC who plan to join us and display their 2015 Viola Metallic 918 Spyder and 959 "supercar."

After lunch, we will have a short gimmick rally/fun run to one of Richmond's well-known destinations and an informative tech session at Euroclassics Porsche. Guest speaker Bob Ingram, known for his collection of rare and collectible Porsches, will entertain us with a talk during our awards dinner banquet.

We will complete the weekend with a Sunday autocross on the 1/3-mile banked oval track at Southside Speedway, with an optional boxed lunch. All Porsche enthusiasts are welcome!

RPM Concours Judges are needed: Head Concours Judge Dave Lasch is coordinating two, and possibly three, teams to judge RPM's Concours. You don't need to have previous judging experience but will need to be committed to the judging activities for a couple of hours on Saturday morning, June 6. Don't worry! Dave will tell you everything you need to know to become a great judge. Plus, you'll be given time to be with your Porsche if you choose to exhibit it in the Concours.
Contact Dave at dlasch00@hotmail.com if you would like to learn more or volunteer.

The weekend is full of options. Come for the whole event or the parts that interest you or suit your schedule. More details, including registration info, will be posted here as they become available. Questions? contact Alex Smith at (804) 323-1559 or asmith@collegiate-va.org or Sherry Westfall at (434) 295-3955 or vscapes@cstone.net.


Porsche Parade 2015: Save the dates for PCA's 60th Porsche Parade:

  • When: Sunday, June 21 through Saturday, June 27, 2015
  • Where: French Lick, Indiana
  • What: Porsche Parade is a week-long gathering of people and Porsches from all over the world that is held at a different location every year. Events range from the competitive (Concours d'Elegance, Autocross, Time-Speed-Distance Rally, and Technical and Historical Quiz) to just for fun (scenic driving tours, parties and banquets with guest speakers, activities for kids and teens, seminars and workshops, athletic events, and much more).
Parade Registration opens on Tuesday, March 17 at 12 PM. The best Parade events fill up quickly, so it is best to register as soon as registraion is open. To register, click here.
See preliminary details on the Parade website. (More info coming soon) Read more about preparations and recommendations on the website of Porsche Parade host Central Indiana Region PCA.


First Settlers Region Summer DE at VIR: Please join the First Settlers Region for their July 11 – 12, 2015 Drivers Education (DE) at VIR in Alton, VA. Both days will be on the VIR full course. This event is open to any driver 18 and over with a valid US-issued driver's license and with any make/model of car. On-line registration will remain open until June 26, but it is a good idea to register sooner in case the event fills up.

Are you new to DE and on the fence about whether Driver's Education is for you? Then register for their DE INTRO! For a $50 fee, they will get you onto the track in your car with an instructor for a single session mid-day on Saturday, July 11. Standard DE safety requirements apply, so you will need a Snell SA rated helmet. FSR has a few loaners available, so please email the registrar before you sign up if you'd like to borrow one.


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